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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29466936/utilization-and-in-hospital-outcomes-associated-with-atherectomy-in-the-treatment-of-peripheral-vascular-disease-an-observational-analysis-from-the-national-inpatient-sample
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Rajkumar Doshi, Evan Shlofmitz, Perwaiz Meraj
Objective Percutaneous revascularization for patients with peripheral arterial disease has become a treatment of choice for many symptomatic patients. The presence of severe arterial calcification presents many challenges for successful revascularization. Atherectomy is an adjunctive treatment option for patients with severe calcification undergoing percutaneous intervention. We sought to analyze the impact of atherectomy on in-hospital outcomes, length of stay, and cost in the percutaneous treatment of peripheral arterial disease...
January 1, 2018: Vascular
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29452721/use-of-the-gore-tigris-vascular-stent-in-advanced-femoropopliteal-peripheral-arterial-disease
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Pierleone Lucatelli, Marco Cini, Giulio Tommasino, Antonio Benvenuti, Giulia Guaccio, Stefano Bascetta, Eugenio Neri, Carmelo Ricci
PURPOSE: To prospectively evaluate the safety and efficacy of using the Tigris vascular stent (Gore, Flagstaff, Arizona) alone or in combination with the Viabahn stent (Gore) for revascularizing femoropopliteal Trans-Atlantic Intersociety Consensus (TASC) type B-D lesions with varying degrees of calcification. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Patients with Rutherford stage ≥ 3 and TASC type ≥ B were included in the study. From January 2015 to April 2017, 31 segments in 31 patients (21 men, ovarall mean age 73...
February 13, 2018: Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology: JVIR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29432063/approach-to-pulmonary-hypertension-from-ct-to-clinical-diagnosis
#3
Felipe Aluja Jaramillo, Fernando R Gutierrez, Federico G Díaz Telli, Sebastian Yevenes Aravena, Cylen Javidan-Nejad, Sanjeev Bhalla
Pulmonary hypertension (PH) is a condition characterized by increased pressure in the pulmonary circulation. It may be idiopathic or arise in the setting of other clinical conditions. Patients with PH tend to present with nonspecific cardiovascular or respiratory symptoms. The clinical classification of PH was recently revised at the World Health Organization symposium in Nice, France, in 2013. That consensus statement provided an updated classification based on the shared hemodynamic characteristics and management of the different categories of PH...
February 12, 2018: Radiographics: a Review Publication of the Radiological Society of North America, Inc
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29386304/abdominal-aortic-calcifications-predict-survival-in-peritoneal-dialysis-patients
#4
Satu M Mäkelä, Markku Asola, Henrik Hadimeri, James G Heaf, Maija Heiro, Leena Kauppila, Susanne Ljungman, Mai Ots-Rosenberg, Johan V Povlsen, Björn Rogland, Petra Roessel, Jana Uhlinova, Maarit Vainiotalo, Maria K Svensson, Heini Huhtala, Heikki Saha
BACKGROUND: Peripheral arterial disease and vascular calcifications contribute significantly to the outcome of dialysis patients. The aim of this study was to evaluate the prognostic role of severity of abdominal aortic calcifications and peripheral arterial disease on outcome of peritoneal dialysis (PD) patients using methods easily available in everyday clinical practice. METHODS: We enrolled 249 PD patients (mean age 61 years, 67% male) in this prospective, observational, multicenter study from 2009 to 2013...
January 31, 2018: Peritoneal Dialysis International: Journal of the International Society for Peritoneal Dialysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29371245/prevalence-of-calcification-in-human-femoropopliteal-arteries-and-its-association-with-demographics-risk-factors-and-arterial-stiffness
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Alexey Kamenskiy, William Poulson, Sylvie Sim, Austin Reilly, Jiangtao Luo, Jason MacTaggart
OBJECTIVE: Arterial calcification and stiffening increase the risk of reconstruction failure, amputation, and mortality in patients with peripheral arterial disease, but underlying mechanisms and prevalence are unclear. APPROACH AND RESULTS: Fresh human femoropopliteal arteries were obtained from n=431 tissue donors who are aged 13 to 82 years (mean age, 53±16 years) recording the in situ longitudinal prestretch. Arterial diameter, wall thickness, and opening angles were measured optically, and stiffness was assessed using planar biaxial extension and constitutive modeling...
January 25, 2018: Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis, and Vascular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29296066/multimodality-imaging-assessment-of-a-caseous-calcification-of-the-mitral-valve-annulus
#6
Imen Hamdi, Chadia Chourabi, Younes Arous, Mehdi Ghommidh, Khalil Houissa, Abdeddayem Haggui, Nadhem Hajlaoui, Dhaker Lahidheb, Nejmeddine Ben Abdallah, Wafa Fehri, Habib Haouala
Caseous calcification of the mitral annulus (CCMA) is a rare echocardiographic finding. It is commonly misdiagnosed as an abscess, tumor or infective vegetation on the mitral valve. Since it is a benign process, differentiating it from malignant intra-cardiac mass is primordial to avoid unnecessary surgery. Various imaging modalities can be complimentary for definitive diagnosis. We present a case of CCMA in a 71-year-old female patient. Her medical history revealed hypertension, diabetes mellitus, hyperlipidaemia and coronary artery disease...
January 2018: Journal of the Saudi Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29250991/subjecting-the-ankle-brachial-index-to-timely-scrutiny-is-it-time-to-say-goodbye-to-the-abi
#7
Robert Trevethan
Although the ankle-brachial index (ABI) has been used as an indicator of peripheral artery disease and vascular supply to the foot for over 50 years, it is now associated with reservations and qualifying empirical evidence to the extent that the provocative step of abandoning it totally might be advisable. In this article, the results of three publications concerning the ABI are initially described in some depth and the results from eight additional publications are then summarized more briefly. Cumulatively, the research indicates that ABIs that seem to be normal, as well as those in the subnormal range, are often inflated by medial arterial calcification and can therefore produce a high proportion of false-negative screening test results for arterial disease as well as a misleadingly high impression of vascular sufficiency to the lower extremity...
December 17, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Clinical and Laboratory Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29217435/determination-of-risk-factors-and-establishment-of-a-prediction-model-for-immediate-technical-failure-during-endovascular-treatment-of-femoropopliteal-occlusive-disease
#8
Yi-Hui Qiu, Guan-Feng Yu, Huan-Hao Zhou, Hu-Wei Xia, Li Chen, Hao-Tian Chen, Yuan-Yong Jiao, Zi-Heng Wu, Xiang-Tao Zheng
BACKGROUND: For long femoropopliteal occlusive lesions, the immediate technical failure (ITF) of endovascular treatment (EVT) is relatively high. Therefore, this study aims to reveal risk factors and establish a prediction model of ITF of EVT in femoropopliteal occlusive disease (FPOD) patients based on preoperative clinical date that may be helpful to the clinical procedures. METHODS: A retrospective analysis of 1,563 FPOD patients who underwent above-the-knee EVT was undertaken...
December 5, 2017: Annals of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29130612/caliber-and-fitness-of-the-axillary-artery-as-a-conduit-for-large-bore-cardiovascular-procedures
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Daniel M Arnett, James C Lee, Michael A Harms, Kathleen E Kearney, Mario Ramos, Bryn M Smith, Emily C Anderson, Rajiv Tayal, James M McCabe
OBJECTIVES: We sought to describe the caliber and vascular health of the subclavian and axillary arteries as related to their potential utilization in complex cardiovascular procedures. BACKGROUND: Patients referred for advanced catheter-based therapies frequently have lower extremity peripheral vascular disease that may prohibit the use of large bore arterial catheters. Utilization of the upper extremity peripheral vasculature is rarely considered as an alternative access strategy...
November 11, 2017: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29106835/impact-of-mitral-annular-calcium-on-outcomes-after-transcatheter-aortic-valve-implantation
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Marco B Ancona, Francesco Giannini, Antonio Mangieri, Damiano Regazzoli, Richard J Jabbour, Akihito Tanaka, Luca Testa, Vittorio Romano, Matteo Longoni, Manuela Giglio, Francesca Besana, Michele Cacucci, Eustachio Agricola, Alaide Chieffo, Ottavio Alfieri, Matteo Montorfano, Antonio Colombo, Azeem Latib
A high prevalence of mitral annular calcium (MAC) is expected in patients undergoing transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI); however, data regarding the prevalence of MAC and impact on risk of cardiovascular events are lacking. To determine the prevalence of MAC and its association with clinical outcomes in patients undergoing TAVI, we retrospectively analyzed 424 patients who underwent transfemoral TAVI from 2007 to 2015 and whose preoperative computed tomography images were available for assessment of MAC...
September 18, 2017: American Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29089685/use-of-multidetector-computed-tomography-angiography-of-upper-limb-circulation-in-patients-undergoing-coronary-artery-bypass-grafting-surgery
#11
Hasan B Altinsoy, Ozkan Alatas, Hidayet Kayancicek, Erhan Hafiz, Omer F Dogan
OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to evaluate the bilateral forehand circulation using a 64-channel multidetector computed tomography (MDCT) as a noninvasive method to define criteria for an upper extremity arterial anatomy and pathology prior to the use of arterial conduits. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Fifty-five patients with coronary artery disease who underwent total arterial coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) were randomly selected for this prospective study. MDCT angiography was performed for 110 examinations of forearm and hand arterial anatomy...
July 2017: Indian Journal of Radiology & Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29065080/walking-speed-risk-factors-and-cardiovascular-events-in-older-adults-systematic-review
#12
David J Fonseca Alves, João Bartholomeu-Neto, Edis Rodrigues Júnior, Bárbara S Ribeiro Zarricueta, Otávio T Nóbrega, Claudio Córdova
Fonseca Alves, DJ, Bartholomeu-Neto, J, Júnior, ER, Ribeiro Zarricueta, BS, Nóbrega, OT, and Córdova, C. Walking speed, risk factors, and cardiovascular events in older adults-systematic review. J Strength Cond Res 31(11): 3235-3244, 2017-It is important that new clinical measures can identify risk factors and predict cardiovascular events. Although the walking speed (WS) test is a potential candidate, consolidating data from multiple studies is required to determine comparative references. We examined the associations of WS measures with markers of cardiovascular risk and with cardiovascular events in noninstitutionalized subjects older than 60 years...
November 2017: Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29017805/atherosclerotic-plaque-characteristics-are-not-associated-with-future-cardiovascular-events-in-patients-undergoing-iliofemoral-endarterectomy
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Steven T W van Haelst, Saskia Haitjema, Wouter Derksen, Ian van Koeverden, Jean-Paul P M de Vries, Frans L Moll, Hester M den Ruijter, Gerard Pasterkamp, Gert J de Borst
BACKGROUND: Plaque characteristics such as intraplaque hemorrhage (IPH) have been associated with secondary cardiovascular events (CVE) in patients undergoing carotid endarterectomy. In addition, carotid plaques containing macrophage infiltration or a large lipid core size were associated with less restenosis. It is currently unknown whether iliofemoral plaque histopathologic characteristics are predictive for secondary CVE in patients with peripheral arterial disease undergoing iliofemoral endarterectomy...
October 7, 2017: Journal of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28986404/predictors-of-successful-chronic-total-occlusion-percutaneous-coronary-interventions-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#14
Nelson Wang, Jordan Fulcher, Nishan Abeysuriya, Mark Adams, Sean Lal
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to identify positive and negative predictors of technical and clinical success for percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) of chronic total occlusions (CTO). METHODS: We conducted a systematic review and meta-analysis of studies published between 2000 and 2016 analysing rates of CTO PCI success with respect to demographic and angiographic characteristics. Crude ORs and 95% CIs for each predictor were calculated using a random effects model...
October 6, 2017: Heart: Official Journal of the British Cardiac Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28978867/cysteine-protease-cathepsins-in-atherosclerotic-cardiovascular-diseases
#15
Hongxian Wu, Qiuna Du, Qiuyan Dai, Junbo Ge, Xianwn Cheng
Atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (ASCVD) is an inflammatory disease characterized by extensive arterial wall matrix protein degradation. Cysteine protease cathepsins play a pivotal role in extracellular matrix (ECM) remodeling and have been implicated in the development and progression of atherosclerosis-based cardiovascular diseases. An imbalance in expression between cathepsins (such as cathepsins S, K, L, C) and their inhibitor cystatin C may favor proteolysis of ECM in the pathogenesis of cardiovascular disease such as atherosclerosis, aneurysm formation, restenosis, and neovascularization...
October 5, 2017: Journal of Atherosclerosis and Thrombosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28950166/leukocyte-telomere-length-and-cardiovascular-disease-in-african-americans-the-jackson-heart-study
#16
Stanford Mwasongwe, Yan Gao, Michael Griswold, James G Wilson, Abraham Aviv, Alexander P Reiner, Laura M Raffield
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: In European descent populations, shorter leukocyte telomere length (LTL) has been associated with subclinical atherosclerosis, cardiovascular disease (CVD), and mortality, while longer LTL has been associated with greater left ventricular hypertrophy. We evaluated the relationship of LTL with subclinical cardiovascular disease indices and incident clinical events and mortality in African Americans (AAs). METHODS: Analyses were restricted to 2518 participants of the Jackson Heart Study (JHS) with LTL measured by Southern blot in baseline blood samples...
November 2017: Atherosclerosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28923299/masson-s-tumor-revealed-by-an-intracerebral-hematoma-case-report-and-a-review-of-the-literature
#17
C Salaud, D Loussouarn, K Buffenoir, T Riem
We report the case of a 56-year-old woman who underwent total resection of a Masson's tumor or intravascular papillary endothelial hyperplasia (IPEH), which was discovered due to a left temporal intracerebral hematoma revealed by aphasia. IPEH is more often localized on cutaneous and subcutaneous locations, intracranial IPEH are rare and only approximately twenty cases have been published to date. These tumors are a benign vascular lesion composed of papillary intravascular proliferation of epithelial cellular associated thrombosis with fibrin deposits responsible for vascular lumen obliteration...
September 15, 2017: Neuro-Chirurgie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28912780/inflammatory-markers-for-arterial-stiffness-in-cardiovascular-diseases
#18
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Ioana Mozos, Clemens Malainer, Jarosław Horbańczuk, Cristina Gug, Dana Stoian, Constantin Tudor Luca, Atanas G Atanasov
Arterial stiffness predicts an increased risk of cardiovascular events. Inflammation plays a major role in large arteries stiffening, related to atherosclerosis, arteriosclerosis, endothelial dysfunction, smooth muscle cell migration, vascular calcification, increased activity of metalloproteinases, extracellular matrix degradation, oxidative stress, elastolysis, and degradation of collagen. The present paper reviews main mechanisms explaining the crosstalk between inflammation and arterial stiffness and the most common inflammatory markers associated with increased arterial stiffness, considering the most recent clinical and experimental studies...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28893701/impact-of-vascular-calcifications-on-long-femoropopliteal-stenting-outcomes
#19
Adrien Kaladji, Pierre-Alexandre Vent, Aurore Danvin, Philippe Chaillou, Alain Costargent, Béatrice Guyomarch, Thibaut Quillard, Yann Gouëffic
OBJECTIVE: Vascular calcifications (VCs) may be a prognostic factor for outcome after endovascular treatment of peripheral arterial disease (PAD). Semi-quantitative analysis with X-ray imaging is the main limiting factor for assessing VCs. The aim of the present study was to find a correlation between the amount of VC with a CT scan quantification and mid-term results of endovascular treatment of TASC C/D femoropopliteal (FP) lesions. METHODS: Patients belonging to two previously published registries (STELLA and STELLA PTX) and who underwent a preoperative CT scan were retrospectively included in the study...
September 8, 2017: Annals of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28888759/impact-of-iliac-artery-anatomy-on-the-outcome-of-fenestrated-and-branched-endovascular-aortic-repair
#20
Enrico Gallitto, Mauro Gargiulo, Gianluca Faggioli, Rodolfo Pini, Chiara Mascoli, Antonio Freyrie, Stefano Ancetti, Andrea Stella
OBJECTIVE: Fenestrated and branched endovascular aneurysm repair (FB-EVAR) is a valid option to treat juxtarenal and pararenal abdominal aortic aneurysms and thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysms. Because successful deployment depends on complex maneuvers, hostile iliac artery anatomy (HIA) can prejudice the FB-EVAR outcome. The aim of the study was to evaluate the impact of HIA on FB-EVAR outcome. METHODS: Between 2010 and 2015, all patients undergoing FB-EVAR were prospectively categorized according to iliac anatomy (friendly iliac artery anatomy [FIA] or HIA)...
September 6, 2017: Journal of Vascular Surgery
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